The Drinks of Prohibition

Tuesday, July 23RD 2019
Led by Sherra Kurtz, Bartender

A time of speakeasies, decadence, civil disobedience, and shadowy crime bosses. It was also a time when cocktails went underground in the United States but otherwise flourished overseas. Drink by drink, attendees will explore the cultural powder keg of the U.S. in the late 1800s and travel abroad where cocktails like the Scofflaw were born. Let’s toast our right to toast! This class includes three cocktails and light snacks.

2 Sessions - 6 pm - 8pm / 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Boss Behind the Bar

Wednesday july 24th 2019
Led by Kevin Tello, Bartender

Join us for a special hands-on session with the Columbia Room bartenders as we teach you the techniques, tips, and tricks of making perfect cocktails. This is an interactive class where guests will make drinks for themselves and each other behind Columbia Room’s renowned Tasting Room bar. Seating is limited, and we suggest wearing comfortable clothes and flat-soled shoes. This class includes three cocktails and light snacks.

2 Sessions - 6 pm - 8pm / 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Understanding Tequila & Mezcal

Thursday, july 25th 2019
Led by HOlly Lowe, Bartender

Legends, rituals, and mystic powers. The history of the Agave plant is deep and fascinating, as is the connection between the spirits they produce and people who craft them. Join us as we illuminate the stories of Tequila and Mezcal with glass in hand, and explore folktales about the mystical, spiritual, and health properties of the Agave. This class includes a Tequila cocktail, Tequila/Mezcal flight, and light snacks.

2 Seatings - 6 pm - 8pm / 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Session Cocktails

FRIDAY, july 26th 2019
Led by Justin Cara Dona, Bartender

It’s a marathon, not a sprint--and there’s more out there than the wonderful, but ubiquitous, Aperol Spritz. There’s an entire world of often overlooked fortified wines that make great cocktails but are low alcohol; Columbia Room bartenders can lead you through it. Join us as we delve into that world of session cocktails, lower proof drinks that can be sipped all evening long without knocking you off your feet. This class includes three cocktails and light snacks.

2 Seatings - 6 pm - 8pm / 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Chasing the Green Fairy

Saturday, july 27th 2019
Led by Brian Robinson, Expert

Tremors, hallucinations, murder, and politics. Join us as we pull back the veil on one of the most misunderstood spirits in the world. From its inception and rise in the 1800s to its demonization and bans in the 1900s to its modern-day resurgence. Absinthe expert and founding member of the Wormwood Society, Brian Robinson, will walk through the fascinating history of this incredible drink while teaching the proper way to prepare a glass (hint: it doesn't include fire). Class includes a welcome punch and 3 glasses of Absinthe.

2 Seatings - 6 pm - 8pm / 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm